Dentists outside Klang Valley still waiting for Covid-19 vaccination, says association


PETALING JAYA: Many private dentists - especially outside the Klang Valley - have yet to be inoculated against Covid-19, says the Malaysian Private Dental Practitioners Association.

Its president Dr P. Mahendran said this could be due to private dentists registering for their vaccination under the MySejahtera app, like other citizens.

“We would wish to thank the Selangor Health Department and the Kuala Lumpur dental enforcement for their prompt response to our request to speed up the vaccination drive for our private dentists in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.

“However, many private dentists in other states have yet to be called for their vaccination. We are worried that this could be due to the difficulty faced by the ministry to identify our private dentists because all of them registered for their vaccination under the same MySejahtera app like other general citizens,” he said in a statement on Sunday (April 11).

He said that the district health offices had yet to receive the list of private dentists registered under the association for their vaccination despite the list being sent out over a month ago.

“We hope the Ministry recognises the importance of having private dentists being vaccinated soon due to the risk we are exposed to daily and thus, speed up the vaccination process,” he said.

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